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A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
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3.5 stars rounded up because I recognize the importance of this work as part of the literary canon I just didn't love it. This is my 3rd book by E.M. Forster and my least favorite. I had a hard time getting into this. To be honest I found the beginning to be a bit of a slog and if I hadn't been reading this as part of a challenge I may not have finished it. BUT, I'm really glad I did because it all comes together nicely in the end. I listened to the audio which was a good choice for me. It pulled me through the more (to me) tedious parts. At the start there are many many characters to keep track of and I found it hard to form any relationships with them. I really liked the way the author showed both sides of the conflict. I also really enjoyed the absolutely gorgeous depictions of India. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.
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Reading Progress

August 26, 2016 – Shelved
August 26, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
January 5, 2017 – Started Reading
January 5, 2017 – Shelved as: audible
January 5, 2017 –
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January 6, 2017 –
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January 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Natalie Glad you like it, Amanda!


Jenny (Reading Envy) I always forget this is E.M. Forster because it isn't quite like the books of his that I love - I admit I like the two sappy shorter novels, Where Angels Fear to Tread and A Room with a View. I didn't care as much for Howards End, which is a shame because later one, Zadie Smith wrote a book kind of based on it. And I do love the one quote "Only Connect" that comes from it.


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